Monday, August 31, 2009

1st Shot Today

Well Emily had another doctor appointment today....her 1 month check up. She is doing well and growing like a weed. She's grown a whole inch in length and is up to 9lbs already. I guess she's an eating champ. It's hard to believe that a month ago she was wearing preemie diapers and not able to keep a pair of 0-3 month pants above her waist...They usually were dropping below her knees. I guess that is the way kids are wearing them these days.
We're starting to get a little more of a routine down lately. These past few days, we've been transitioning Emily into her crib at night. She's been sleeping about 4-5 hours at times. I'm really only having to get up once around 3 or 4 to feed her and then we try to get her back to sleep. We have a few crying spells but usually that only lasts about 10 minutes or so. I don't mind the whole getting up as long as we can get her back to sleep. There were times when we were spending 3 hours at a time in the middle of the night with her eyes wide open looking around saying hello world. Hopefully we're past that.
I've been trying to take some more pictures lately but she isn't really doing a whole lot at this stage. Hopefully soon we'll be able to catch some smiles. Here are a few of the pictures I have taken lately.

Trying to get a little "tummy time"

My first bath in a big bath tub....I can do without!!!

I love my Nana and I sure love to cuddle.

My Meemee came to visit me too.

I love my big sister. I sure hope she shares all of
her toys with me!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Starting to get the hang of it....I think!

Ok well it's been almost three weeks since Emily was born and I think I'm starting to get the hang of this baby thing again. We're not quite on a consistent routine by any means but we seem to be getting used to each other more and more each day. My parents have gone home so we are on our own this week. It was so nice having them here to help out with everything. It's tough to try and make lunch or dinner or other things done around the house while trying to hold an infant. I know I'm supposed to put her down and let her cry sometimes but when she turns blue after crying so hard, I don't have the heart to leave her there crying. I guess the house work will have to wait. Alexis has been so helpful too. She'll run and get me a diaper or a burp cloth. She'll try and keep Emily entertained for me. She hasn't gotten too jealous yet either telling me to send the baby back. So far so good.
It's amazing how quickly the days go by now that there are two kids. There are days when I look at the clock and it's already 3pm and I still haven't had a shower or gotten dressed. I know it will all get easier. Everyone said that with two kids, it's not double the work but ten times the work. I now see what they mean. It is all worth it though, especially when I look at their smiling faces....even though it may be gas.
The nights haven't been too bad. Dean has been great and taking the first shift. I will try and give Emily her last feeding....around 10-11 or so. He'll take her downstairs and try to get her to fall asleep with him. He'll bring her back upstairs around 3-3:30 or so for another feeding. For the past couple of nights, Emily will eat and then just lay back down next to me and fall back to sleep. I know I'm not supposed to keep her in our bed but it's just so much easier. With some luck, she'll fall back to sleep and then want to eat again around 7-7:30 or so. I really can't complain because I know it could be worse.
Anyway, I'm working on getting some more pictures uploaded so I'll try and get some up soon.

Monday, August 3, 2009

More Pictures of Emily

Emily just seems to be slightly larger than Alexis's
doll. Hard to believe how small she really is.

A first smile??? No just a full belly!!!

She really crossed her legs all by herself. Check
out those big feet and long toes!

This was our ride home from the hospital. She
wasn't a happy camper for most of the trip.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Baby Emily Has Arrived!!!

The Titas family was graced with the arrival of Emily Grace Titas on Thursday, July 30th. Yes that so happens to be mommy's birthday too. She weighed in at a whopping 5lbs. 14oz. and was 19.5 inches long. Just a week early too. Labor and delivery were smooth as can be. I woke up Thursday morning around 4am to my water breaking and headed off to the hospital a little later. My contractions started once I got to the hospital and my epideral couldn't have come fast enough. I did have to wait until around 8 or so though. I think I felt enough of the contractions in those two hours to last me a lifetime. Anyway, once my epidural was started, I was all smiles again. Labor moved on very quickly at that time. I was already 10cm by 10:30 so we had to get the doctor quickly. I had to push a whole 3 times before she entered the world. After the first push, the doctor told me to stop so she could put her catching equipment on. Once she was ready, two more pushes and out she popped. Boy if every birth could only be that easy. I know there are many women out there cursing me but I really can't complain. Anyway, we are all doing well. Here are a few pictures of the first days.